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Our Language and Stories are Far Too Complex for Them to Understand: An Excavation of Sorts About Who We Are and Where We Come From

November 22, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this Indigenous Speaker Series session, we will have a conversation with Dr. Paulette Steeves, an Indigenous mother and scholar, and author of The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere (featured in this CBC Ideas Radio interview). We will learn about the rewriting of Indigenous histories, framed through Indigenous knowledge. This talk is about reclaiming the way that we understand Indigenous Peoples’ identity, sense of belonging, and place, and it’s about the recovery of all things that were either stolen or dispossessed from Indigenous Peoples – family, language, lands, humanities, ceremonies, and safety. It underscores the need to come together and work towards decolonizing our minds, and experience the liberation of our hearts, and to define the reconciled balance between the past and present.